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Today is the very first day of five weeks of discounted travel packages sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express called Daily Getaways.

Every weekday at 1 PM ET, a discounted travel package or packages will go on sale and will usually sell out in a few minutes. Some of the offers will be awesome; some will be duds.

Today Daily Getaways deal is to buy Wyndham Rewards points in quantities of 14k, 32k, 40k, 60k, and 75k points for 0.54 cents each. These points can be used for hotel stays or converted to most major mileage currencies at a 5:1 ratio.

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 12.48.53 AMThis is an exact repeat of a deal from last year’s Daily Getaways, but unfortunately Wyndham has devalued its hotel-stay award chart and transfer ratio to airlines since then.

  • How can you get in on the deal?
  • At what hotels can Wyndham points be used?
  • What are the high value uses of Wyndham points?
  • Are transfers of Wyndham points to airlines a good deal?

The Deal

All Daily Getaways packages offer 10% off each sale price by paying with an American Express card, so that’s a no-brainer, and I’ll always quote prices after the American Express discount.

Today’s deal is on Wyndham Rewards points. Wyndham Hotels includes all the following brands:

Today’s offers:

  • 14,000 Wyndham Rewards points | $75.60 | 500 available | 0.54 cpp
  • 32,000 Wyndham Rewards points | $172.80 | 450 available | 0.54 cpp
  • 40,000 Wyndham Rewards points | $216 | 440 available | 0.54 cpp
  • 60,000 Wyndham Rewards points | $324 | 100 available | 0.54 cpp
  • 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points | $405 | 200 available | 0.54 cpp

Please note that Daily Getaways markets these packages as “1 Night at a Super 8” or “2 Nights at a Ramada,” but you are really just buying a set amount of points that can be used however you want.

These Titles Are Marketing Hype. You Are Buying Points.
These Titles Are Marketing Hype. You Are Buying Points.

Each Wyndham account can buy up to two 14,000-point packages and one of each other package size.

How to Use Wyndham Points

There are two main uses for the points: transfers to airline miles and hotel awards.

Transfer to Airlines

Wyndham Rewards transfer to American Airlines, Delta, United, US Airways, and many more types of miles that you can see here (only if you sign into your account.)

The transfer rate is 5 points to 1 mile, and the transfers have to be one of the following three quantities:

  • 6k points to 1,200 miles
  • 16k points to 3,200 miles
  • 30k points to 6,000 miles

Buying the points and transferring them to miles will generate miles for 2.7 cents each, which is something I would basically NEVER do.

Last year the transfer rate was twice as good, so you could generate airline miles for 1.35 cents, but don’t buy this year’s packages based on last year’s analysis.

Free Hotel Nights

The other option is hotel award nights. Regular hotel awards cost 5.5k to 50k points per night, meaning $29.70 to $270 per night if you purchased the points today, depending on the hotel category.

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If there is any value in buying Wyndham points, it is to use them for free nights at Wyndham-affiliated hotels.

Check the hotel you want on your dates to see if the retail price is higher or lower than the price you would get if you purchased the points today for an award night.

There’s a Wyndham property that I want to stay at in Greensboro, NC next year for four nights that costs 10k points per night. If I bought 40k points for $216, I’d get my stay for $54/night all in, which represents a modest discount on the hotel’s normal price.

Frankly the discount isn’t big enough, nor is the stay certain enough to make it worth my while to wake up early and buy points this year. If some are still available when I wake up, I might buy a package though, because I do expect to need some domestic hotel stays in the next 12 months, and Wyndham points are an economical way to book modest hotels in the United States.

Purchasing the Packages

To maximize your chances of getting in on the deal, I recommend using a site like to figure out the official time. Last year’s sales all started on time to the second. Keep refreshing for the best chance.

This is what happens if you try to purchase something where all quantities are already in someone’s cart.

This doesn’t mean the deal is sold out. If someone doesn’t complete his purchase, that quantity will immediately become available for someone else. Keep checking until the dreaded “Sold Out” appears.

The sale starts at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT / 7 AM HT. Last year’s Wyndham packages sold out immediately, but after the devaluations, I would be surprised by such a quick sell out.

Do you plan to buy Wyndham points? Post your successful or failed attempt in the comments, so we can gauge how quick you had to be to snag a deal.

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Full Terms and Conditions for 75k point package:

  • (1) set of points may be purchased for this offer per Wyndham Rewards® account number. Up to 6 sets of points may be purchased in total for any Wyndham Rewards offer in this promotion per customer/account number.
  • Wyndham Rewards® points expire four (4) years after being posted to your member account, unless forfeited or canceled earlier due to membership inactivity for eighteen (18) months or otherwise in accordance with Wyndham Rewards Terms & Conditions.
  • Wyndham Rewards points can be redeemed for hotel and vacation resort stays, airline miles and tickets, rail points, car rentals, entertainment and gift certificates, charitable donations, and other rewards from participating merchants and service providers. Please see full Wyndham Rewards Terms & Conditions at for details.
  • For Wyndham Rewards participating locations or brands, see Wyndham Rewards Terms & Conditions at
  • Offer valid at participating properties in the U.S. and Canada only.
  • No blackout dates apply to reward stays.
  • The estimated value of this offer is based upon the average daily rate of participating hotels in this reward tier. Estimated package value will vary by hotel and could be less.
  • All sales are final.

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